Recently, it has been debated whether first-time buyers are too picky when it comes to choosing a home, or if they’re just mirroring the current market situation. With low interests rates, great prices on new Florida real estate and a good selection of homes on the market, first-time buyers are looking past the “fixer-upers” and choosing to search for homes that match their preferences completely.
The Washington Post decided to investigate this topic in a piece titled, “Picky First-Time Buyers Losing Out on Great Housing Deals.” The article noted that a Coldwell Banker Real Estate survey found that 87 percent of the 300 first-time buyers questioned said that a move-in ready home (one without the need for remodeling or upgrading) is important. The article goes on to mention that some real estate agents suggest that it is unlikely to find a move-in ready starter home free of imperfections.
In light of real estate agents’ perceptions, should first-time buyers be asked to compromise? Not if you choose the right builder for your home.
At Highland Homes, we construct Central Florida new homes to fit our clients’ preferences so you don’t have to compromise. You can visit our Personal Selection Studio to choose the right appliances, counters, carpet and colors for you, with no imperfections and no need to “fixup” your new home after moving in.
Plus, with more than 40 floor plans with popular features such as covered lanais, garden tubs and large walk-in closets to choose from, new home prices starting in the low-$100,000s and only $99 out-of-pocket expense for qualified buyers, you’ll find that you can have it all in a starter home.
Purchasing your first home is a big decision that you have to live with for a long time. Make sure to choose one that you’ll love coming home to at the end of the day.
For more information about our Central Florida new homes, visit the Highland Homes website.